Top 5 smartphones priced under Rs. 10000 [January 2014]
There is no dearth of smartphones priced under Rs. 10000 in the Indian market. Owing to the Indian consumers’ fad for good deals, the Indian smartphone market is flooded with great smartphones in all price ranges. While this category of smartphones has generally been dominated by Android, Windows Phone smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 520 have started emerging on the scene to shake things up. We have carefully selected the best value-for-money smartphones we could find in this price range for you. Here are the top 5 smartphones priced under Rs. 10000 for January 2014. This list is mostly curated from smartphones released in the past three months.
Gionee Pioneer P3
Gionee has found unlikely success with its E6 and E7 smartphones. But, being a Chinese company, it has also aimed at the mid-range smartphone market with the Gionee Pioneer P3. The Gionee Pioneer P3 boasts of a 4.3-inch 800 x 480p screen, 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 512 MB RAM, 5-megapixel rear cam, VGA front cam, Android 4.2.2, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB MicroSD support and a 1700 mAh battery. It also has a simple UI and features such as Guest Mode and Face Unlocking.
Price: Rs. 7,499
Idea Aurus 4
Idea has ventured boldly into the smartphone industry by coming out with its own range of smartphones. The Idea Aurus 4 smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch TFT display, a 1.3-GHz processor, Android 4.2, 512 MB RAM, 5-megapixel rear cam, VGA front cam and 1800 mAh battery. Besides this, the handset offers 3G connectivity and dual-SIM capability.
Price: Rs. 8999
The XOLO Q500 is an affordable quad-core smartphone. It comes with a 4-inch display, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 1 GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear cam, VGA front cam, Android 4.1 and 1450 mAh battery. It is one of the most powerful phones in this segment and should be a treat for the users who want performance as well as affordability in their devices.
Price: Rs. 7999
Intex Aqua i6
The Intex Aqua i6 is the only 5-inch smartphone in our list. It comes with a 5-inch 480 x 854p display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek processor, 512 MB RAM, Android 4.2.2, 4 GB internal memory, 32 GB MicroSD support and 1900 mAh battery. The highlights of the phone are an 8-megapixel rear cam and a 2-megapixel front cam. The only cause for concern with this phone is its measly 512 MB RAM.
Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520 is not a smartphone released in the past three months, yet we have included it in our list. And that is not the only distinction it has. It is also the only Windows phone smartphone on this list. This smartphone is single-handedly responsible for putting the Windows Phone OS at par with iOS and Android in this market in terms of sales. It has recently received the Lumia black Update and runs on Windows Phone 8. In terms of specs, it outdoes all the other smartphones in the category.
The phone comes with a 4-inch IPS capacitive LCD, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB MicroSD support, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 5-megapixel camera and 1430 mAh battery. If you have any grievances about the RAM, you needn’t be worried as the phone manages to run easily even with that much RAM.
Price: Rs. 8540